Grateful Dead Live at Club Melk Weg on 1981-10-16
- Grateful Dead
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On The Road Again, Dire Wolf, Monkey & The Engineer, Bird Song, Cassidy, Ain't No Lie, The Race is On, Ripple
Playin' In The Band-> Hully Gully-> The Wheel-> Samson & Delilah-> Gloria-> Turn On Your Love Light-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad-> Playin' In The Band-> Black Peter-> Sugar Magnolia
Set 1 Acoustic Cindy Poris Opened
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|Tuning (complete track)|
|On The Road Again|
|Monkey And The Engineer|
|Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie|
|The Race Is On|
|Playing In The Band ->|
|Hully Gully ->|
|The Wheel ->|
|Samson And Delilah|
|Turn On Your Lovelight ->|
|Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad ->|
|Playing In The Band ->|
|Black Peter ->|
-- Set 1 is acoustic
-- Thanks to Joe B. Jones for his help with the pitch correction
- Cassette Master (Nakamichi DR-1) -> Sound Devices 744T (24bit/96k) -> Adobe Audition v3.0 -> Samplitude Professional v11.1 -> FLAC/16
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Club Melk Weg
Subject: I would tear this old building down
Just following his bass has me bopping at my desk.
Bob is ready to sing and Jerry is ready to shred. It does not get much better!
Samson and Delilah-Wow
Garcia is singing hard on GDTRFB,
Second set is like the express elevator at the old world trade center.
Black Peter is only ballad in 2nd set.
What does it matter if we come thru many fights
if we lose at LOVE???
Subject: five stars for all
Subject: Love this Birdsong
Subject: Melkweg, a little piece of heaven
Subject: agree 5 stars for those
Subject: "Donna Sucks" is a loser
Nobody cares that you think you know more about this show than the previous reviewers. Even if you were there, that gives you no right to act that way. Having read a few of your other reviews, this isn't the first time you've insulted other posters.
If all Deadheads that saw the band as much as you claimed to treated people this way, I would have no interest in this site. Most other seasoned Heads that post on the archive boards have respect, even if they disagree with others.
I never saw Grateful Dead. I have just as much right to comment on these shows as you do. You are nothing special.
Great show. Bob's B-Day. 1st Bobby Lovelight, Gloria, Hully Gully (and last). Love Brent's clean key tones at this show. Everyone is experimenting given the occasion.
5 Stars to the show
0 Stars to losers like Donna Sucks
Subject: Oops Show
Unusual setlist for '81? Geezus kid it is an unsual setlist for any year. Do you know why? This gig was in a bar, with rented equipment. This show has zero resemblance to the '81 Europe tour, which I saw, including this show and the 15th. These two nights were special because they was so unlike the tour, and any other show I saw them do in my over 330 live shows attended from '72-'87, with a tiny handful of shows after that which sucked. This was a very special treat, can still remember Scully on stage at the end saying so. Long live the Dead. Great transfer as always by Charlie. Don't ever listen to reviews by people who were not there, and from people who never saw the dead before '87 and touch of grey and all that nonsense. they never knew the real deal.
Acoustic set 1 is fine, but doesn't really get going until Bird Song - the last five or so tunes in this first set are fantastic - especially Ain't No Lie - wow - is that thick, or what?!?
Set 2 omits the usual Drums > Space sequence and we have instead a weird double suite set - fantastic Playin' opener, Jer takes us right down the line here and they end with a very, VERY tight Samson - the highlight of the show for me. Second suite has a very fun Gloria and, of course, the return of Lovelight, but it's the first part of this set that I think makes this show.
There's a great vid of this on youtube that uses this Miller board for a Hunter Seamons matrix - really worth checking out. Sound quality is iffy, but evokes the small-club atmosphere that makes this one so much fun to listen to. The tracers are a bonus :)
Subject: Much maligned
Although I don't feel the acoustic set holds up to the best of the previous year, it's a nice set none the less. The Cassidy has a nice bouncy rhythm and Ain't No Lie is gorgeous. Always love a Ripple as well.
The electric set is more of a novelty set. It's almost like the Dead put together an hour-long Vegas show. Not your typical jammy Dead but worth a listen. Hully Gully and Gloria I could do without but the transition into Lovelight from Gloria is cool. The Lovelight has an unusual Carribean-style rhythm and is interesting for a listen. The GDTRFB however is too fast and sounds almost silly (for lack of a better adjective). Phil has some great moment throughout... and so does Charlie Miller!
Subject: SOUNDS GRATE